Perth’s Joby Reynolds in action next week.COMPETITION leadersOld Scotch and Uni-Mowbray will contest the season’s most anticipated match to date at the NTCA on Saturday.
Eagles coach Nathan Lowe said the Thistles were the toughest test and that being competitive against them was “a good start”.
“I think we have got the running capabilities this year to run with any side but they play their ground very well,” he said.
Glenn Dawson, Grant Hogarth and Doug Richards will replace Dylan Dwyer and Issac Peters.
Old Scotch coach Kim Curtis said overcoming Lilydale was a good result and that Uni presented another strong task for his men.
“Uni-Mowbray would be among the top contenders easily so they are definitely a tough challenge,” he said.
“We will have at least five out from last week’s side due to injuries, because the ground was so hard.”
LILYDALE coach Thane Bardenhagen is keen for a return to the winners list against Tamar Cats and said there are plenty of positive signs despite their first lost to the reigning premier.
Patty Sulzberger and Drew Bardenhagen return, while Beau Tuthill is out.
Cats coach Joe Hammond said sticking to their game planand applying pressure on the Demons was the focus.
Matt Nicholson, Jacob Duffyand Quinton Tahiri will all play.
MEANDER VALLEY host the winlessOld Launcestonians at Westbury withSuns coach Michael Bowden keen to rebound from a round 3 loss to Evandale.
“We had 10 blokes out, which doesn’t help,” he said.
“Patrick Wadley, Josh Brown and Adam Scott back this week…(and) we just need to learn how to apply ourselves for four quarters of footy.”
Two games will be held on Anzac Day with the first being across-town clash betweenSt Pats and Prospect.
Saints coach Dayle O’Neill said he expects the Hawks to apply more pressure than Perth provided last week.
“It is always a good contest against Prospect so we will keep check on their regular senior players and we will find out a bit more about their young runners,” he said.
Nic Langley received a five-week suspension for striking, whileBen Arkless and Chris Hay are possible inclusions.
The Hawks are on a high after their first win, butcoach Brett Laskey said the overall performance could have been better.
“I think we played better the week before when we got beat…Alex Russell (St Pats) has kicked six goals in the past two weeks so we look to shut him down,’’ he said.
Prospect will go in unchanged.
EVANDALE and Perth will reacquaint for the second time this season.
It was the Eagles that secured a 110-point victory and coach Anthony Axton said he is hoping to secure another four points.
Magpies coach Damian Rhind said his players only competed for half a game and used the ball poorly last week–two areas they must improve.
He said Perth were “under prepared and unorganised” for Evandale last time.
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